Assistant Actuary - Flexible

Phoenix Group
Wythall, Birmingham
£50,000 - £67,000 + 10% bonus
09 Apr 2018
17 Apr 2018
Contract Type

£50,000 - £67,000 + 10% Bonus + Excellent Benefits 

Based Wythall, South Birmingham (B47) 

Making the move to Phoenix offers you the exciting prospect of applying your actuarial knowledge and expertise in a unique setting, with the UK’s largest closed life fund consolidator and one of 'Britain’s Top Employers'. We’re industry experts, but we’re always looking for ways to be better. You can help us to move forward by joining one of our talented Actuarial Reporting teams.

The Role:

You will be joining the Review team within our Actuarial Reporting function, with responsibility for providing technical expertise in supporting the review of results on multiple bases from MG-ALFA, our cloud-based actuarial modelling platform. The implementation of MG-ALFA has already enabled a high degree of harmonisation across our actuarial reporting processes, and we have now embedded a new suite of strategic reporting tools to enable even greater efficiencies in the analysis and understanding of our financial results. On a day-to-day basis you will use your actuarial knowledge and experience to provide good quality analysis of results produced across multiple funds, ensuring completeness and accuracy and communicating them effectively to senior management.

You will also contribute by communicating effectively to ensure deliveries are met, maintaining strong relationships across the business and within the actuarial reporting team and contributing constructively to group discussions.

What we're looking for:

As a nearly or newly-qualified actuary with relevant and suitable Life industry experience, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an excellent degree of analytical expertise and technical know-how;
  • Evidence your knowledge of Life products, processes and reporting procedures;
  • Be change orientated and commercially aware, with the ability to produce good quality reports and add tangible value to technical discussions;
  • Work under pressure, to tight deadlines, and be able to prioritise work effectively; and
  • Demonstrate the skills required to manage projects and people effectively.

Alongside this, you will possess strong time management and relationship building skills, with a particular emphasis on effectively communicating across a variety of stakeholders, ranging from senior management to new graduates. In return, you’ll have the chance to make your mark in a rapidly-developing FTSE-listed company, able to offer excellent rewards and superb conditions in a great working environment.

We welcome applications from recently-qualified actuaries or from senior students who are very close to qualification and looking to make the next move in their career. Please note, however, that this role would not include formal study support for any final Fellowship exams.

About us:

We value our employees highly and have been certified as one of 'Britain's Top Employers' for 7 consecutive years. We put people first in everything we do and are always looking for new professionals to join our talented teams. Our funds are closed, enabling us to focus on areas that other businesses can't. This means that, among the many benefits of working at Phoenix (such as our incredible Wythall location and excellent rewards scheme), our staff can enjoy exposure to a diverse workload not found elsewhere. We're proud of what we do, and we offer excellent training opportunities, career development and company culture.


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Closing date: Midnight, Tuesday 17th April 2018.

Flexible working at Phoenix is: "A lifestyle that fuses your personal and professional life."

Phoenix believes in a culture of flexibility, depending on the role we may be able to offer working arrangements that suit your needs. In today's world of work/life challenges, we recognise getting this right is important to our employees and the success of our business.

Examples of this may include but are not exclusive to the following:

Part Time: You would work less than full-time hours for the business, perhaps by working fewer days or hours per week.
Flexible hours: Still working your contracted hours, you would have the flexibility to start and finish within agreed core working times.
Job Share: Where the role allows you would voluntarily share the duties of one full-time position with another colleague, splitting the hours on a pro-rata basis.
Home working: You would undertake some, or all, of your working duties from home or anywhere else other than the standard allocated place of work (including other Phoenix locations).